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Ginger-Pear Preserves

Yield 4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)
A jar of these preserves is nice for neighbors, friends, and coworkers. Package this with a pretty spreader. Serve on English muffins, crackers, or as a condiment for baked ham.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cubed ripe Bosc or Bartlett pear (about 1 3/4 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup chopped seeded lemon (1 large)
  • 1/4 cup pear-flavored liqueur
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Nutrition Information

  • calories 51
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 13.1 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 2 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan. Stir in sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 12 hours (do not refrigerate).

  2. Bring to a boil, uncovered, over high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 15 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Place 1 cup preserves into each of 4 sterilized (8-ounce) jars. Cover with lids, and cool upside down on a wire rack. Chill.

  3. Note: Preserves will keep in the refrigerator for up to six weeks.